British Council

A faster certificate of A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2


Aptis is an innovative global English assessment tool from the British Council. It is an English test for adults and young adults, which can be used to assess English language ability in all four skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Aptis doesn’t test at a single level. Instead, it includes a range of questions, which are designed to allow you to show your best ability. The test results are reported either on a numerical scale (0–50) or as a Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level. 

There are two tests to choose from. Aptis tests from A1-C on the CEFR and is suitable for most test-takers. There is also an Aptis Advanced test which assesses English language ability from B1-C2 and is for higher level test-takers.

The purpose of this guide is to help you prepare for these tests. There is an overview of the tests and each component is described. There is also advice on how to prepare for the test and information on how the test is marked.

Exam Sample Tests

Grammar and Vocabulary

Example Test Student


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